The Private Eye - looking closely and thinking by analogy with jeweler's loupes and inquiry method for hands-on interdisciplinary science, art, writing, math, and more







Table of Contents: The Private Eye - (5X) Looking / Thinking by Analogy: A Guide to Developing the Interdisciplinary Mind Table of Contents:
The Private Eye - (5X) Looking / Thinking by Analogy:  A Guide to Developing the Interdisciplinary Mind


Acknowledgements vii
Message to Teachers - Welcome ix

I Eye To Eye With The Private Eye 1

An Invitation 3
Visiting Other Worlds 5

II Process and Tools 11-32

III The Interdisciplinary Mind: close-up 33-66

IV Gathering Your Materials 67-78

V Curriculum Tour 79-207

Featuring:

Writing and Language Arts Tour 100-121

Includes teacher-designed lesson plans,
with 50 lesson ticklers

Art Tour 122-138

Includes teacher-designed lesson plans,
with 40+ lesson ticklers

Science Tour 139-171

Includes teacher-designed lesson plans,
with 75+ lesson ticklers

Math Tour 172-194

Includes teacher-designed lesson plans,
with 30+ lesson ticklers

Social Sciences and Multicultural Tour 195-207

Includes teacher-designed lesson plans,
with 20+ lesson ticklers

VI Assessment of The Private Eye 208

Includes a 21-day Study, and Teacher Survey

 

Selected Reference 222
Index 224
Illustration Credits
229

 


Take a sneak peek inside the book...

"On a hot summer day, ten years ago, I'd been thinking about the enormous power of the metaphor mind, the mind that sees the world but through the lens and network of analogy. The doors of my studio were open and bees sometimes swept in and began banging their heads against the skylight. The bamboo outside was rustling like taffeta skirts and it was an altogether lovely day to be thinking. I glanced at my clay alligator on a shelf and there, next to it, was a jeweler's loupe. It was a dusty loupe, unused. A friend had given it to me years back. I remembered how he'd shown me seed pods that he kept in a box. Strange and exotic seed pods. So I'd bought myself a jeweler's loupe and kept it out - in case I should find some marvelous old seed pod beauty. Some of his seed pods were from Africa... and I guess I was waiting, without quite knowing it, for something that special, from that faraway, to come along to look at with my loupe. I never thought to look at the weeds and seeds sprouting in my own yard back then... though, had I known... Africa, Asia, Latin America, and hundreds of other unexplored worlds, were right out my door, and in my very room! Years had passed. The loupe sat. But, on this particular day, in July 1988, I was about to make a discovery..."

from: The Private Eye - (5X) Looking/Thinking by Analogy    (Ruef ,2003, 1998, 1992)

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